Nurse shares the story of her own battle with COVID-19

Posted at 11:28 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 23:28:45-04

(WXYZ) — The coronavirus is sidelining some health workers on the pandemic's front lines.

Lauren Condeni, a nurse at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia broke down in a video she shared on social media.

"What we are going through as health care providers is something I wish on nobody," Condeni cried out in the video posted to Facebook.

The emergency nurse initial hid her pain from her two small children at home.

"I'm currently sitting at a park right now in the parking lot," she said in the video. "The phone is shaking because I can't hold it still."

The heart-wrenching video was recorded a week before COVID-19 came to her door steps.

"I took a test and it came back negative," Condeni said. "My second test came back positive. I felt like i was hit by a bus my entire body was aching down to my joints."

Her job saving lives has been put on hold, as she struggles to save her own.

There's a critical need for healthcare workers in th state. Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a plea to medical personnel to come help fight COVID-19 in Michigan.

"The truth is that people are dying, a lot of people are dying," said Condeni. "And we are trying our best but for some reason our best is not good enough. Just please, if you do anything stay home."

Condeni doesn't know where she caught the virus but said she's anxious to return to the hospital after a full recovery.

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